As anyone reading this blog would have guessed, I read a lot of stuff about politics. Mostly I read it to form the basis of the thesis I am trying to put across in my ‘essays’ (aka ‘rants’), and simply extract the facts relevant to that thesis. Occasionally, however, I bump into articles that are written in greater depth or with greater style, or both, than I could ever do. Here are a few of them.

 

An analysis of the history and drivers of Scott Morrison.

http://newpolitics.com.au/2018/11/24/the-unknown-scott-morrison/

 

An explanation of the problem the Liberal Party has with women. This beggars belief.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/how-about-he-rings-pm-s-woman-problem-hits-peak-farce-20181129-p50j8b.html

 

How climate change will make parts of the world, now home to millions, uninhabitable.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/11/26/how-extreme-weather-is-shrinking-the-planet?utm_source=nextdraft&utm_medium=email

 

The depravity of climate-change denial is the title of this piece and says it all, really. Climate change deniers are a disgrace to the human race and unconcerned about its future.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/26/opinion/climate-change-denial-republican.html?fbclid=IwAR2KxsTyPDSfYY8gItry-xwdX_-kXxMe768STA-B5AHve1KcrVDIxEXmRjY

 

You will often hear climate change deniers saying that climate scientists are in it for the money; they don’t agree on the science; it is part of the natural cycle; one cold day means it isn’t happening; or climate change won’t affect us. These assertions are all equine ordure. The real story can be found here:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/five-myths/five-myths-about-climate-change/2018/11/30/9fba233a-f428-11e8-bc79-68604ed88993_story.html?utm_term=.81fbc508f096

 

The descent of the Liberal Party into a tribalism where no dissent or perceived slight is tolerated is explained here:

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/liberals-descend-into-tribalism-under-the-cover-of-loyalty-20181130-p50jff.html

 

An exposition of the hypocrisy of white evangelicals in the US; how they relentlessly hounded the scandal-free Obama, and have accepted the depraved Trump without question. It seems to be solely about skin pigmentation.

https://johnpavlovitz.com/2018/01/24/white-evangelicals-people/

 

If you get a chance, read these. They are worth it.

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